Biting insects or ticks

Diseases spread via biting insects or ticks

Insect/tick bites can irritate the skin and cause infections and some of the diseases which are spread via the bite include:

  • Chikungunya
  • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever
  • Leishmaniasis
  • West Nile virus

Country-specific details can be found on TravelHealthPro website


There is no vaccine to prevent these diseases. Travellers to areas of risk must use bite avoidance measures day and night.